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Am. Classic BB?(7 posts)

Am. Classic BB?werdna
Jun 24, 2003 6:20 PM
Has anyone tried this BB? Is it durable? It is super-light at 140 grams but I'm not sure if it is as good as the DA or FSA. Also, does anyone know if there is going to be an ISIS BB+Crank to work with Shimano 10 speed?

Thanks,
Andrew
re: Am. Classic BB?russw19
Jun 24, 2003 9:36 PM
To answer both your questions...
The American Classic BB is nice. I have one in my commuter bike. It holds up very well so far. I have had it since the beginning of the year.

To answer your other question... I am sure that any crank and bottom bracket will work provided you have the proper chainrings for it. And I am willing to bet that once the spacing is known, making a crank to fit it will be easy.

Russ
re: Am. Classic BB?Galibier
Jun 25, 2003 1:35 PM
A friend's American Classic BB snapped the other day, and he crashed. I didn't see the wreck, but according to reports some part of the BB broke and his crank arm detached from the bike.
re: Am. Classic BB?MisterX
Jun 25, 2003 6:45 PM
Galibier, instead of posting hearsay B.S., post some first hand experience.

I cannot say how the AC ISIS BB is, but I've been running an AC 103mm Ti square taper for several years with great success. I'm 150 lbs, and check my equipment regularly, in the hope to avoid maintenance or breakage issues. My Ti BB would not be suitable for a heavier rider.
re: Am. Classic BB?Galibier
Jun 26, 2003 7:05 AM
Hearsay BS? The person who crashed rides with my club. He was with members of my club at the front of the group when he stood to climb and his crank arm broke off. His ride companions examined the BB and determined that it had broken, causing the crank arm to snap off and my friend to crash. I wasn't there, but I saw my friend after the ride and discussed his accident with him.

Correct, I have never personally broken an American Classic BB, nor was I in the group when my friend broke his and crashed. I am merely reporting the story of a person who broke an American Classic BB. Use the information as you see fit.

In reference to your hearsay objection, MisterX, my statement, which by the way is not offered in a court of law, represents our club's business record of the excited utterances of my club members when they eaxmined the BB after my friend crashed, which I am repeating to express my state of mind as to why I do not recommend purchasing an American Classic BB.

OK, MisterX?
re: Am. Classic BB?russw19
Jun 26, 2003 8:39 AM
Besides... isn't everything you read on these forums hearsay at some point? That's why it's a discussions forum!

I have an American Classic ISIS BB in one of my bikes... I bought it because it is the lightest ISIS BB out there and I got it cheap because my shop deals a lot with AM C. I have had no problems.... there... that's a first hand account of their BB. But as soon as you read it, it's really just hearsay and my point of view anyways....

I understand that we don't want a Ferris Bueller-esque "my best friend's sister's cousin's boyfriend saw...." type of product reports on here, but is any one person's opinion held in any higher regard than anyone else's? I know I trust a few people on here more than others, but that's my business and my opinion based on how well they demostrate knowing what they are talking about... but I can't tell other people to not post their opinions just because I don't agree with them. I can just ignore them.

I see where you are coming from MisterX, but you have to realize that the internet is anonymous (especially when you use "MisterX" as a screen name) and if you don't know the person giving you advice, you should always assume it's hearsay. How would you know if the person giving glowing reviews of a product is not some 13 year old sitting at his keyboard making stuff up? Now if you read a lot of their posts and they seem to know what they are talking about... then I think you could trust their opinions... but I personally tend to ignore the poster who's name I don't recognize who says "such and such a product broke on the first ride on my friend's bike..."

You get the point.... it's all pretty much hearsay, it's up to you to weed thru it to see who's hearsay you trust.

Russ
re: Am. Classic BB?jefajones
Jun 26, 2003 9:26 AM
"represents our club's business record of the excited utterances of my club members when they eaxmined the BB after my friend crashed, which I am repeating to express my state of mind as to why I do not recommend purchasing an American Classic BB"

watch the phrasing and tenses used if you are utilizing "excited utterance" Reread it and you will understand what I mean.